Best 12 World Bond Mutual Funds 2015

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World bond mutual funds are investing in debts around the world. The debts are issued by government or corporation. Some of the best funds are rated among the top mutual funds by Morningstar or U.S. News.

Top Performing International Bond Funds

World bond funds invest >40% of their assets in foreign bonds. Some world bond funds follow a conservative approach. They invest in high-quality bonds from developed markets. Other funds may invest in some lower-quality bonds from developed or emerging markets (i.e. high yield bonds).

These top world bond mutual funds are sorted based on its 3 year performance up to May 17, 2015. You can find the fund review, management information, expense fee, sales load, etc. I also provide the table for the fund performance below.

Best 12 world bond mutual funds 2015 are:
    Best World Bond Mutual Funds 2015
  1. Chou Income Fund (CHOIX)
  2. Henderson Strategic Income Fund (HFAAX)
  3. Templeton Global Total Return Fund (TGTRX)
  4. Morgan Stanley Global Fixed Income Opportunities Fund (DINAX)
  5. PIMCO Foreign Bond (US Dollar-Hedged) Fund (PFOAX)
  6. Templeton Global Bond Fund (TPINX)
  7. Dreyfus/Standish Global Fixed Income Fund (DHGAX)
  8. Payden Global Fixed Income Fund (PYGFX)
  9. PIMCO Global Bond (US Dollar-Hedged) Fund (PAIIX)
  10. T. Rowe Price Strategic Income Fund (PRSNX)
  11. Matthews Asia Strategic Income Fund (MAINX)
  12. GuideStone Funds Global Bond Fund (GGBFX)

Chou Income Fund

The Chou Income Fund uses its assets to purchase fixed-income securities, financial instruments that provide exposure to fixed-income securities, and preferred stock. It has $17 million of assets. Its expense fee is quite high, 1.50%. This world bond fund has a high yield of 5.13%. The fund manager is Francis S.M. Chou.

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Morningstar has ranked this international bond fund with 5 star rating. As one of the best world bond mutual funds 2015, it has returned -9.02% over the past 1 year, and 12.41% over the past 3 year.
Top 3 bond sectors are convertible, corporate bond, and bank loan.

Templeton Global Total Return Fund

This Templeton Global Total Return Fund is ranked with 4 star and silver rating. You can buy this bond fund from 76 brokerages with as little as $1,000. The class A fund has a sales load of 4.25%. With assets of $8.5 billion, this popular mutual fund has an expense fee of 1.01%. The current yield is 7.69%.

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Managed by Michael J. Hasenstab and Sonal Desai, this fixed income fund has a 3 year annualized return of 6.18%. As one of best 12 world bond mutual funds 2015, the fund performance for the past 5 years is as follows:
  • Year 2015: 1.24% (YTD)
  • Year 2014: 0.37%
  • Year 2013: 3.55%
  • Year 2012: 19.03%
  • Year 2011: -1.08%

PIMCO Foreign Bond (US Dollar-Hedged) Fund

PIMCO Foreign Bond (USD-Hedged) Fund is a 5 star mutual fund. It has a high yield of 7.18% for income. This bond fund invests in foreign countries debts. This fund has a 3 year average return of 5.86%.

International Bond Mutual Funds Performance

NoFund NameTicker3 Year return %
1Chou Income FundCHOIX12.41
2Henderson Strategic Income Fund Class AHFAAX6.47
3Templeton Global Total Return Fund Class ATGTRX6.18
4Morgan Stanley Global Fixed Income Opportunities Fund Class ADINAX5.92
5PIMCO Foreign Bond (US Dollar-Hedged) Fund Class APFOAX5.86
6Templeton Global Bond Fund Class ATPINX5.41
7Dreyfus/Standish Global Fixed Income Fund Class ADHGAX4.71
8Payden Global Fixed Income FundPYGFX4.53
9PIMCO Global Bond (US Dollar-Hedged) Fund Class APAIIX4.52
10T. Rowe Price Strategic Income FundPRSNX4.29
11Matthews Asia Strategic Income Fund Investor Class SharesMAINX4.13
12GuideStone Funds Global Bond Fund Investor ClassGGBFX4.05

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